Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Graduate Student Affiliate & Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow, Weatherhead Center (2021-2022); PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2018-2022).
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Research interests: Cultural sociology, inequality and stratification, comparative sociology, gender and race.

Elena is studying the consequences of increasing employment precarity and economic insecurity for Millennial university graduates in cross-national perspective. Her dissertation aims to understand the experiences and perceptions of young graduates in the United States and Spain and the role of national context in shaping them. Elena is particularly interested in analyzing these young adults’ self-understandings, projected professional and personal futures, and perceived strategies of action.


This information is accurate as of the affiliate year indicated. (last updated 6.23.2021)

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